Let the journey begin! Today is day one of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). I’ve mentioned it before and I am not going to lie, I’ve been more excited about this than I have been about anything in a really long time.

That said, that excitement has turned to a bit of panic and a lump in my throat the size of a Buick.

Day 1 of something I’ve always dreamed of doing but never gave myself permission to do. A dream that if I can pull off would combine all my career dreams into one amazing, creative, fulfilling and exciting career.

That’s a lot of pressure to put on myself so I’m working to just focus on doing the 30 day challenge.

I just got done reading BIRD BY BIRD by author Anne Lamott and it was exactly the book I needed to read right before this challenge because I’m discovering my process and I’m realizing I might not be a plotter the way I thought (which is kind of freaking me out) but, because of the book, I’m just going to go day by day, chapter by chapter, paragraph by paragraph, bird by bird and push away all the expectations I have for my dream to come true and allow myself to figure out my process.

It is my hope to share those discoveries here, but we’ll see. I know one thing right now and that is that I need to allow myself space to discover my creative process. So, that’s what I’m going to do.

Super stoked to be starting this journey even with all these crazy, insecure feelings I’m experiencing. 🙂